What does the Full Body MRI Scan package includes?

Whole Body MRI scan - Northwood London

A whole-body MRI scan looks at the body without ionising radiation and can be helpful to find cancers, inflammation or obstructive processes in the organs.

Brain

  • In the head/brain, the exam can show brain masses, shrinkage, old strokes, the sinuses and nasal cavities. In the neck, abnormalities in the lymph nodes, thyroid masses or arthritis in the cervical spine may be identified.
  • Chest

  • In the chest, we check the heart for enlargement, the lungs for a possible cancer and the aorta for aneurysms.
  • Abdomen

  • In the abdomen, the liver, spleen, adrenal glands, kidneys, gallbladder (gallstones), pancreas, bladder, uterus, ovaries and prostate are scanned. In these organs tumours, obstruction or inflammation may be detected.
  • Spine

  • We image the spine to show the spinal canal and degenerative conditions of the discs; and when examining the extremities, arthritis in the joints.
  • More Information

  • Our routine whole-body MRI covers the head down to the upper thighs, but can be extended all the way to the feet if required.
  • Additional exams on a separate occasion of a specific area may be required if a problem is identified in order to obtain more detailed information.
  • This exam is useful for individuals who are asymptomatic, yet want an overview of their current health condition.
  • Early detection of cancers can radically change the type of treatment options that will be available to a patient.
  • Other areas of concern might benefit from simple changes in lifestyle such as eating habits or exercise. The routine exam takes approximately 60 minutes to perform and the images are acquired without contrast.
  • Not all whole-body MRI scans are created equal. Our radiologists use diffusion-weighted sequences to help detect cancer that may otherwise not be detected with other techniques.
  • Whilst no single test can detect every pathology in the body, a normal whole-body MRI scan can provide some reassurances as part of a healthcare screening assessment and with no risk of radiation.
  • Note - More regions can be added based on the patient's lifestyle, family and medical history.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is an MRI Full Body Scan?

    • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to obtain detailed views of the organs, tissues and skeletal system.
    • It is a non-invasive way to diagnose abnormalities in body structure by producing high resolution images.

    When is an MRI Scan performed?

    • To detect brain and spine problems like strokes, tumors and aneurysms.
    • To measure metabolical changes in the brain - Functional MRI.
    • To analyse disorders of the eye and inner ear.
    • To detect problems with internal organs like the Liver, Kidney or Pancreas.
    • To measure the size of heart, thickness of heart walls and other structures.
    • To analyse bone and joint abnormalities, infections and tumours in soft tissues.
    • To detect breast cancer.

    How is MRI Scan different from CT Scan?

    • MRI can show clearer differences between normal and abnormal tissue while CT Scans can sometimes provide more detail about the heart, lungs, pelvis, hips, reproductive systems, bladder and gastrointestinal tract.
    • MRI scans are safe and are commonly used for preventative checks.
    • MRI scans do not involves any radiation, while CT scans involve radiation.
    • MRI scans take more time than CT scans and are generally noisier.